Level 3 Materials Technology (L3MTK)


This course will enable you to build on the skills you have already gained and will involve completing projects in the workshop and/or computer suite. Please be aware that there is quite a step up to Level 3 projects and the expected paperwork required.

This course is project based, focusing on the design and construction of outcomes that integrate a range of materials and skills.

This course offers 16 Level 3 credits including University Entrance.

There is also an opportunity for Technology Scholarship to the right candidates.

Specific skills and knowledge taught include:

  • 2D vector design for Trades and Engineering Industries and CNC machining

  • Project development (planning, design, manufacturing) using selected materials

  • These could be wood, metal, fabric, electronic based outcomes

What will I learn?

    • Practical workshop skills and design skills

    • To develop a prototype to make a working application

    • You will further develop your technology skills

What should I have done already?

Students must have successfully completed at least one Level 2 Technology subject such as Woodwork, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics or Computing to a high level and have proven themselves as an independent motivated learner.

You would need to show that you have had success at a variety of Level 2 Achievement Standards.

Assessment outline


Assessment regulations

Every student in this course will be required to sign a contract regarding the use of the school workshop and the tools and equipment. Breaking the contract will result in removal from the class.

Every standard in this course contains written tasks to be completed. Students who are entitled to reader/writer assistance need to draw this to the attention of the teacher at the beginning of the school year so that assistance can be arranged well before the deadlines of the assessment.

Due dates will be advised by your teacher and are not negotiable. Incomplete work will not be assessed subject to the school NCEA policy.

Where does this course lead?

This course leads onto tertiary training especially in the fields of engineering and the construction industry such as architecture.

And could also lead on to an apprenticeship program and into the workforce with many highly sought after practical skills.

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the course costs page.